JUNE 3, 1966

Mary Veber


I still have the tag from Pan Am (the ones used on the outside of the luggage) its says June 3rd, 1966 Duana, Jose Marti Airport-Miami. My memories of the last few days in Cuba as well as the first few here are a bit hazy. I was 8 years old. I remember though being at the airport with my grandparents crying, and lots of people. The airline ride here (my first) the stewardess offered me a coke, I remember her blue outfit and a long thin hat she wore. Here I remember getting a box in the airport with a Spanish-English dictionary and other supplies, and standing in line on the side of the Freedom Tower waiting to get a box of food. We settled near the Orange Bowl and I went to Citrus Grove Elementary then to Miami High, Class of 1976.

Mary Veber

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  • JUNE 7th, 1967

    Ana De Los Reyes

    First of all, I would like to thank you for your great efforts in compiling the Freedom Flights date base information. It was with great emotion that I looked up my father's arrival to freedom information.

  • JULY 24 1968

    Miriam Rodriguez

    We arrive on July 24 1968, I remember as soon we were in the plane we heard a welcome from Pres. Johnson, as we arrive in Miami there were a priest & minister to welcome as I will never will forget that day.

  • NOVEMBER 27, 1967

    Ana María Florin

    It was November 27, 1967 when my mother ( now 83 years old), my father (now deceased) and I came to the United states via the Freedom Flight. We planned to come earlier, but the Bay of Pigs invasion delayed our plans since all flights were put on halt.

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